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Areas of Competition

Listed below are areas of competition for the 2014 Miss UNC Pembroke Scholarship Pageant.

I. PRIVATE INTERVIEW …………...........……….…. 30% OVERALL SCORE The Private Interview phase of competition is an opportunity to learn as much as possible about the contestant – her personal qualities and attributes to be Miss Local/State; her level of communication skills; her opinions and aspirations; her sense of accomplishment, poise, and presence as well as her ability to fulfill the job responsibilities of the position you have been requested to fill. The total time of the Judge’s Interview should not exceed 10 minutes which includes 30 seconds for the contestant to make a closing statement.

II. LIFESTYLE/CASUAL WEAR COMPETITION.…....…..............................…........ 20% OVERALL SCOREThe Lifestyle/Casual Wear is designed to see how well the contestant maintains a good sense of style, whether she meets the public expectation of a titleholder, and whether or not she has the confidence needed to be a titleholder.  The contestant’s drive, energy, and presence are to be likewise considered.

III. TALENT COMPETITION.................................30% OVERALL SCORE
Talent presentations are time-limited and may be no longer than 2 minutes in length. The Talent phase of competition provides an insight into the woman’s preparatory and performance skills.  Consideration is given to whether the contestant’s talent selection fits these skills and her personality.  The Talent competition acknowledges the quality of the talent being presented, the technical skill level, and the stage presence of the contestant.

IV. EVENING WEAR COMPETITION…….…….........15% OVERALL SCORE
The Evening Wear phase of competition is designed for the judge to assess the contestant’s beauty, poise, grace, and commanding stage presence.  These must be projected “across the footlights.”  The contestant’s total look is considered.  Her evening wear (not the value of the evening wear) should complement the contestant’s individuality.

V. ON-STAGE QUESTION.......................................5% OVERALL SCORE
The On-Stage Interview phase of competition is designed for the contestant to make an on-stage statement of her interests, opinions and aspirations.  One or two questions may be asked and the judge is only to consider the answer (s) to the question(s).